Research Newsletter Archives - 2011

December 2011

Presentations

Liebel, D., Friedman, B., Watson, N., & Powers, B. (November, 2011). Structure and Process Components Associated with Disability Maintenance/ Improvement of a Primary Care Affiliated Home Visiting Nurse Intervention. Poster presentation. Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA.

Lin, F., Hanna, L. & Heidrich, S.M. (November, 2011). Coping in Older Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presentation. Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA.

Quinn, J. (December, 2011). Study findings on “Recognition of Worsening Heart Failure by Patients and Family Caregivers/Significant Others.” Dr. Quinn was one of 3 local scientists invited to present their research at a research reception sponsored by the American Heart Association. The purpose of the reception was to “feature scientists from the Rochester area seeking tomorrow’s medical miracles today.” Country Club of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Sellers, C. R., Baggs, J. G., & Norton, S. A. (November, 2011). The Utility of Advance Directives in Adult ICUs. Paper presentation. 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.

Lin, F., Topazian, H., & Geda, Y.E. (November, 2011). Associations of subjective and psychological well-being with cognitive function in old age. Late Break Poster Session. The Gerontological Society of America's 64rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA. 

Lin, F., & Heidrich, S.M. (November, 2011). Illness Representations, Coping, and Health Outcomes in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presentation. Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA. 

Peters, C. (November, 2011). The Use of A Values History in Promoting Patient Self-Determination. Podium presentation. International Forum on Emerging Trends in Higher Education. Montreal, CA. 

Publications

Blake, D. R., Lemay, C. A., Kearney, M. H., & Mazor, K. M. (2011). Adolescents’ understanding of research concepts: A focus group study. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165, 533-539.

Liebel, D.V., Powers, B.A., Friedman, B., & Watson, N.M. (2012). Barriers and facilitators to optimize function and prevent disability worsening: a content analysis of a nurse home visit intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing 68(1), 80–93. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05717.x

Nelson, L. E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, M., & Dozier, A. (2011). Sex partner type taxonomy use among urban Black adolescent mothers. Canadian Journal of
Human Sexuality, 20, 1-10.

Nelson, L. E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, M. H., & Dozier, A. (2011). Always, never, or sometimes: Examining variation in condom-use decision making among
Black adolescent mothers. Research in Nursing & Health, 34, 270-281.

Groth, S.W. & Morrison-Beedy, D. (2011). Obesity risk in urban adolescent girls: nutritional intentions and health behavior correlates. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, Spring/Summer.

Hauenstein, E.J. (2012). Suicide Prevention: Screening, Assessment and Intervention. In Boyd, M.A. Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice, 5th Edition. (pp. 317-334). Philadelphia and 

New York: Lippincott.  

Hauenstein, E.J. (2012). Women and depression: Theoretical perspectives and research outcomes. Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 3rd Edition. (pp. 119-122). Springer Publishing. 

Dissertations

Phyllis Bazen successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Cognitive Appraisal of Pain and  ‘Other’ Chronic Stressors in Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Correlates and Predictors   of Emotional and Quality of Life Outcomes.” on Wednesday, December 7th.

 

November 2011

Honors and Awards

Julie J. Christensen, LMSW received a Rochester Business Journal 2011 Forty Under 40Award at the November 15th RBJ Awards Luncheon.

Cathy Peters, President of Epsilon Xi, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and Cindy Gibson, President-Elect, received three Regional Excellence Awards for their chapter at the STTI 41st  Biennial Conference in Grapevine, Texas, which was held from October 29 - November 3, 2011.   The award categories were: Enhancing Knowledge, Resources and Networks; Creating a Welcoming  Environment; and Creating a Legacy of Leadership. 

Publications

Côté-Arsenault, D., & Denney-Koelsch, E. (2011). My baby is a person: Parents’ experiences with life threatening fetal diagnosis. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(12). doi: 0.1089/jpm.2011.0165 

Pesis-Katz, I., Williams, G.C., Niemiec, C.P., & Fiscella, K. Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive Tobacco Dependence Intervention Based on Self-Determination Theory. The American Journal of Managed Care, 17(10): e383-388, 2011 October.

Presentations

Schmitt, M. (November, 2011). Facilitator and presenter at plenary session, What are IPE Competencies? Implementing International Guidelines, and at concurrent session, peer-reviewed paper, Issues in Achieving Role Competencies for Interprofessional Practice, with Associate Professor, Dr. Sally Norton, as a co-author. Member of the Executive Committee for the Collaborating Across Borders III Canadian/American Interprofessional Education Conference. Tuscon, AZ.  

Tantillo, M. (November, 2011). Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Podium presentation. Renfrew Foundation Annual Conference, 2011. Philadelphia, PA.

Christensen, J. J., & Hetherington, S. (October, 2011). Collaboration in the Service of Improved Transition-to-Work Programs. Poster Presentation. New York State Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. Rochester, NY. 

Christensen, J. J. (October, 2011). Project SEARCHTM: Improving Employability Outcomes for Young Adults with Significant Disabilities. Presentation. New York State Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. Rochester, NY. 

Wlasowicz, G.S. & Kloesz, D. (November, 2011). Got faculty? Transitioning advanced practice nurses to the faculty role. Podium presentation. American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference: Concurrent Sessions. Anaheim, CA.   

Brandt, B. and Schmitt, M. (October, 2011). Interprofessional education and training in the United States: Resurgence and Refocus. Invited paper. 13th International Health Workforce Collaborative. Brisbane, Australia.  

Halterman, J.S., Fagnano, M., Isensee, C., Tremblay, P., Blaakman, S., & Borrelli, B.(May, 2011). Preliminary results of an asthma education and secondhand smokereduction program to prevent respiratory illness among premature infants. Posterpresentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Conference. Denver, CO.  

Halterman, J.S., Riekert, K., Bayer, A., Fagnano, M., Tremblay, P., Blaakman, S., & Borrelli, B.(May, 2011). A pilot study to enhance preventive asthma care among urban adolescents withasthma. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Beeber, L., Willis, D., Mahoney, J., & Sharp, D. (October 2011). Creating a research support hub for APNA. Research Council Interactive Panel. American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 

Christensen, J. J., & Hetherington, S. (November, 2011). The Project SEARCHTM Business Advisory Council: Linking Business Needs to Transition-to-Work Training Practices. Poster Presentation. Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference 2011. Crystal City, VA. 

Christensen, J. J., Pratt, S., Reynolds, T., Barry, P., & Kramer, C. (October, 2011). Establishing Effective Partnerships to Achieve Successful Transition-to-Employment for Youth with Developmental Disabilities. Poster Presentation. New York State Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. Rochester, NY. 

Schmitt, M. (November, 2011). Fostering Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Across the Profession. HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Washington, DC. 

Groth, S.W. & Morrison-Beedy, D. (November, 2011). Towards an understanding of pregnancy weight gain in African-American women. Podium presentation. Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Conference. Grapevine, TX.  

Pesis-Katz, I., Glance, L., Smith, J.A., Cai, X., and Mukamel, D.B. (November, 2011). Negotiated Reimbursement Rates for Cardiac Artery Bypass Surgery – Does Quality Matter?  Podium  presentation. American Public Health Association. Washington, DC. 

Pesis-Katz, I., Williams, G., & Niemiec, C. (November, 2011). Cost-Effectiveness of an Intensive Tobacco-Dependence Intervention Based on Self-Determination Theory: An Analysis from the Third-Party Payer's Perspective. Poster presentation. American Public Health Association. Washington, DC.  

October 2011

Honors and Awards

Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, RN, D,ABSM, PNP, FAAN was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the Academy’s 38th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 15 in Washington, D.C.

Nomvuyo Mahlangu, RN, MSN, MBA PhD candidate, received a travel award from the Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) at the University of Rochester towards completion of her dissertation project entitled "Understanding Sexual Abstinence and HIV Risk Reduction Strategies in South African Adolescent Girls." Her advisor is Denise Côté-Arsenault, PhD, RNC, FNAP.  

The following School of Nursing faculty received awards at the 2011 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala on October 1 in Rochester, NY:

Kathy Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP – Dr. Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice

Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN, FAAN – Legend in Nursing

Gail Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN – Research/Nurse Author

Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA-BC – Behavioral Health

Deborah Phillips, RNC, MS – Leadership

The following Strong Memorial Hospital nursing colleagues also received awards at the 2011 March  of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala on October 1 in Rochester, NY:

Marcia Buckley – Hospice and Palliative Care

Marcie Noble – Pediatric

Donna Vogt-Barrows – Performance Management/Quality and Improvement   

Dalia Falu, APNN student, has been selected for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program award for full tuition for the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN). 

Susan Groth PhD, RN, WHNP-BC has been awarded a Center for Community Health Mini-Grant to support her project entitled “Building Partnerships in the Rochester Obstetrics Community.”  

Publications 

Halterman, J.S., Riekert, K., Bayer, A., Fagnano, M., Tremblay, P., Blaakman, S., & Borrelli, B. (2011). A pilot study to enhance preventive asthma care among urban adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 48(5), 523-530. 

Rideout, K. (2011). Current and Future Needs of Accelerated Nursing Programs:  Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Development. In L. Zan (Ed). Accelerated Education in Nursing: Challenges, Strategies, Future Directions. New York: Springer.

Presentations 

Peters, C. (October 2011). Advancing Patient Care Through Translational Science: Inter-Regional Conference Planning. Podium presentation. Region 11 Meeting: Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Conference. Grapevine, TX.  

Sharp, D. (October 2011). Tobacco dependence interventions: Information for counselors. St. John Fisher College, Speakers Series, Mental Health Counseling Program. Rochester, NY.  

Sharp, D., & Blaakman, S. (October 2011). Tobacco dependence council: Update and future directions. Podium presentation. American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA.

Blaakman, S.W., Sharp, D.L., Halterman, J.S., & Kitzman, H. (October, 2011). Self-determination theory and caregiver smoking bans for asthmatic children: Dissertation findings. Poster presentation. Bringing Science to Life: A Healthier Tomorrow. NINR Scientific Symposium. Washington, DC.  

Groth, S.W. & Morrison-Beedy, D. (October, 2011). Obesity and the GNB3 C825T Allele in Pregnant African-American Women. Poster presentation. National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 25th Anniversary Concluding Scientific Symposium, Bringing Science to Life: A Healthier Tomorrow. Washington, DC.  

Rideout, K. (October, 2011). Taking your mentoring program to the next level. Panel presentation. Robert Wood Johnson/New Careers in Nursing 2011 Summit. Washington, DC. 

Schmitt, M. (October, 2011). Learning Together to Work Together to Improve Care. Invited presentation. Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University. Pleasantville, NY.  

Sharp, D. (October, 2011). Evidence-based and Evolving Tobacco Dependence Practice Guidelines. Podium presentation. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center conference (Addressing Tobacco Dependence: Hope and Recovery for Persons with Mental Illness). Syracuse, NY. 

Côté-Arsenault, D. (September, 2011). My Baby is a Person: Parents’ Experience of Continuing Pregnancy with a Lethal Fetal Diagnosis. Podium presentation. Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s Research Day. Syracuse, NY. 

Hauenstein, E.J. (October, 2011). Embodiment of Social Practices in Rural and Remote Places: Global Perspectives on Depression in Women. Podium presentation. Bi-Annual International Rural Nursing & Rural Health Conference. Rural Nurse Organization. Binghamton, NY. 

Sharp, D. (September, 2011). Strategies for Addressing Systems Barriers to Delivering Tobacco Dependence Interventions. Podium presentation. Third Annual C. Everett Koop, MD Tobacco Treatment Conference. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Lebanon, NH. 

Sharp, D. (October, 2011). Physical-Behavioral Health Integration: Impact on Recovery. Podium presentation. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Educational Conference. Syracuse, NY. 

Wilde, M. (September, 2011). Management and Self-management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters. Podium presentation. Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s Research Day. Syracuse, NY.

Quinn, J.R., Chen, L., Brasch, J., Smith, J.A., Tucker, R., & Chen, D.G. (September, 2011).Symptom Recognition and Decision to Seek Care by Both Chronic Heart Failure Patients and Their Family Caregivers/Significant Others Prior to Hospitalization. Poster presentation. 15th Annual Scientific Meeting Heart Failure Society of America. Boston, MA. 

Watson, N.M. (September, 2011). Changing the World Through Research. Distinguished Nurse Researcher Lecture. Invited podium presentation. The Foundation of New York State Nurses  Awards Dinner. NYS Nurses Association Convention. Niagara Falls, NY.

September 2011

Honors and Awards 

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Mastrianni, accelerated MS-FNP student, has been selected for a National Health Service Corps Scholarship

Publications

Metzger, M., Norton, S., Quinn, J., Gramling, R. (August, 2011). Patient and FamilyMembers' Perceptions of the Role of Palliative Care in Late-Stage Heart Failure Care.Poster presentation. The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life andPalliative Care Research. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

LeCuyer, E., Christensen, J., Kearney, M., & Kitzman, H. (2011). African American Mothers’ Self-Described Discipline Strategies with Young Children. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 34, 144-162. Read Article

Holland, M.L., Yoo, B.K., Kitzman, H., Chaudron, L., Szilagyi, P.G., & Temkin-Greener, H. (2011). Self-Efficacy as a Mediator between Maternal Depression and Child Hospitalizations in Low-Income Urban Families. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 15(7), 1011-1019.

LeCuyer, E.A., Swanson, D.P., Cole, R., & Kitzman, H. (2011). Effect of African- and European-American maternal attitudes and limit-setting strategies on children's self-regulation. Research in Nursing and Health. Published online. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nur.20460/pdf

Ladwig, S., Norton, S., Gramling, R., and Metzger, M. (2011). The Conversation Bank Cohort: A Feasibility Study (Abstract #734). The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management(41)1, p. 292.

Presentations 

Maher, M.D. and Ikonen, T. (September, 2011). Global Healthcare: From Practical Placement to Double Degree. Podium presentation. Opening session for Health Internationalization Special Interest Group, European Association for International Education 23rd Annual Conference.  Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Maher, M.D., Kearney, M., & Groth, S. (May, 2011). Perinatal Risks and Outcomes in Latina Migrant Farmworkers. Poster Presentation. Awarded Best Poster Presentation for ACNM Division of Research. American College of Nurse-Midwives 56th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 

Sharp, D. (September, 2011). Smoking Cessation Strategies for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders. Presentation as visiting scholar at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. McLean is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School.  

DNP Capstone Projects 

Julie Salo, MS, RN, ACNP, successfully defended her DNP Qualifying Exam/Capstone Project  proposal on September 7. Her process improvement project is entitled “A Care Bundle for Dyspnea Management in Homecare Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease.” Her committee members are Craig R. Sellers, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP (Chair), Jill R. Quinn, PhD, RN, CS-ANP, FAHA, FNAP, FAANP, and Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, FACP.

August 2011

Honors and Awards

Nomvuyo Mahlangu, RN, MSN, MBA PhD candidate, received a travel award from the Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) at the University of Rochester towards completion of her dissertation project entitled "Understanding Sexual Abstinence and HIV Risk Reduction Strategies in South African Adolescent Girls." Her advisor is Denise Côté-Arsenault, PhD, RNC, FNAP.

The following School of Nursing faculty received awards at the 2011 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala on October 1 in Rochester, NY:

Kathy Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP – Dr. Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice 

Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN, FAAN – Legend in Nursing

Gail Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN – Research/Nurse Author

Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA-BC – Behavioral Health

Deborah Phillips, RNC, MS – Leadership

The following Strong Memorial Hospital nursing colleagues also received awards at the 2011 March  of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala on October 1 in Rochester, NY:

Marcia Buckley – Hospice and Palliative Care

Marcie Noble – Pediatric

Donna Vogt-Barrows – Performance Management/Quality and Improvement

Dalia Falu, APNN student, has been selected for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program award for full tuition for the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN).

Susan Groth PhD, RN, WHNP-BC has been awarded a Center for Community Health Mini-Grant to support her project entitled “Building Partnerships in the Rochester Obstetrics Community.”

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Mastrianni, accelerated MS-FNP student, has been selected for a National Health Service Corps Scholarship. 

Publications

Koulouglioti, C., Cole, R., & Moskow, M. (2011). Single Mothers’ Views of Young Children’s Everyday Routines: A Focus Group StudyJournal of Community Health Nursing, 28(3), 144-155.

Norton, S.A., Powers, B.A., Schmitt, M.H., Metzger, M., Fairbanks, E., Deluca, J., and Quill,T.E. (2011). Navigating Tensions: Integrating  Palliative Care Consultation Services into an Academic Medical Center Setting. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011, May 25. [Epub ahead of print]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21620646

Kathleen King, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was lead author on a study recently published online in Health Psychology on marriage and recovery from bypass surgery. This study has received the following coverage:

From yesterday’s new clips:
Happy Marriage Triples Bypass Survival
(ABC News © 08/22/2011)
(Also reported by Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily Mail, WebMD, Health)

From today’s news clips:
Your marriage may save you: Study finds bypass patients in happy unions more likely to survive.
(Canada Toronto Star © 08/22/2011)(Also reported by CBS News, CNN, Fox News, TIME, The Telegraph, The England Independent, International Business Times, The Atlantic Wire, Chicago Tribune, LA Times,Baltimore Sun, Nine MSN, Philadelphia Magazine and others.)

Kathleen King, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was lead author on a study recently published online in Health Psychology on marriage and recovery from bypass surgery. She also appeared on ABC News / Good Morning America on August 22.

Presentations

Wilde, M. (September, 2011). Management and Self-management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters. Podium presentation. Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s Research Day. Syracuse, NY.

Quinn, J.R., Chen, L., Brasch, J., Smith, J.A., Tucker, R., & Chen, D.G. (September, 2011). Symptom Recognition and Decision to Seek Care by Both Chronic Heart Failure Patients and Their Family Caregivers/Significant Others Prior to Hospitalization. Poster presentation. 15th Annual Scientific Meeting Heart Failure Society of America. Boston, MA.

Watson, N.M. (September, 2011). Changing the World Through Research. Distinguished Nurse Researcher Lecture. Invited podium presentation. The Foundation of New York State Nurses  Awards Dinner. NYS Nurses Association Convention. Niagara Falls, NY.

Maher, M.D. and Ikonen, T. (September, 2011). Global Healthcare: From Practical Placement to Double Degree. Podium presentation. Opening session for Health Internationalization Special Interest Group, European Association for International Education 23rd Annual Conference.  Copenhagen, Denmark.

Maher, M.D., Kearney, M., & Groth, S. (May, 2011). Perinatal Risks and Outcomes in Latina Migrant Farmworkers. Poster Presentation. Awarded Best Poster Presentation for ACNM Division of Research. American College of Nurse-Midwives 56th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Sharp, D. (September, 2011). Smoking Cessation Strategies for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders. Presentation as visiting scholar at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. McLean is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. 

Metzger, M., Norton, S., Quinn, J., Gramling, R. (August, 2011). Patient and Family Members' Perceptions of the Role of Palliative Care in Late-Stage Heart Failure Care. Poster presentation. The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

Gramling, R., Norton, S., Ladwig, S., Metzger, M., Deluca, J., Epstein, R., Quill, T.,  Alexander, S. (August, 2011). Frequency and  Characteristics of Prognosis Communication in Palliative Care Inpatient Consultations. Poster presentation. The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

Tannenbaum, C., Cheater, F., Booth, J., Wilde, M. & Biiss, D. (August, 2011). Self-management for Urinary Catheter Users. Podium presentation. International Continence Society Workshop: Bladder and Bowel Self-Management: Theory, Tools and Practice. Glasgow, Scotland.

Norton, S.A. (August, 2011). Navigating Tensions: Integrating Palliative Care Services into Hospital Settings. Invited presentation. National webinar presented for AgeWISE a Geropalliative Nursing Initiative. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA.

Quinn, J.R., Schmitt, M.H., Baggs, J.G., Norton, S.A., Dombeck, M.T., & Sellers, C.R.

(August, 2011). The problem often is that we do not have a family spokesperson but a spokesgroup: Family member informal roles in end of life decision making in adult intensive care units.  Poster presentation. NINR Summit on The Science of Compassion: Future Directions on End-of-Life and Palliative Care. Bethesda, MD.

Dissertations

Suzanne Rinere O’Brien, PT, MS, NCS successfully defended her dissertation research entitled “Medicare Beneficiaries' Inpatient Rehabilitation Process and Outcomes Following Implementation of Prospective Payment for Services” on Monday, August 8.

DNP Capstone Projects

Julie Salo, MS, RN, ACNP, successfully defended her DNP Qualifying Exam/Capstone Project  proposal on September 7. Her process improvement project is entitled “A Care Bundle for Dyspnea Management in Homecare Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease.” Her committee members are Craig R. Sellers, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP (Chair), Jill R. Quinn, PhD, RN, CS-ANP, FAHA, FNAP, FAANP, and Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, FACP.

July 2011

Presentations

Pesis-Katz, I., Glance, L., Smith, J.A., Cai, X., & Mukamel, D.B. (July, 2011). Premium Pay for Premium Quality? Examining the Association between Quality of Care information in the NYS Cardiac Surgery Reports and Negotiated Prices with Insurance Plans. Symposium presentation. iHEA 8th World Congress in Health Economics. Presented by Joyce A. Smith. International Health Economics Association 8th World Congress. Toronto, Canada.

Publications

LeCuyer, E.A., Christensen, J.J., Kearney, M.H., & Kitzman, H.J. (2011). African American Mothers' Self-Described Discipline Strategies with Young Children.  Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 34, 144-162. http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/k8jfV6qF88Je6qBIcg7N/full

Mary Wilde's short article titled "Living with a Foley Catheter" was featured in a new website devoted to improving the lives of people with long-term urinary catheters. 

DeLuca, J.M., Kearney, M.H., Norton, S.A., & Arnold, G.L. (2011). Parents' Experiences of Expanded Newborn Screening Evaluations. Pediatrics, 128(1), 53-61. First published online June 27, 2011.   DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-3413, http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/1/53.full.html

Morrison-Beedy, D., Carey, M.P., Crean, H.F., & Jones, S.H. (2011). Risk behaviors among adolescent girls in an HIV prevention trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(5), 690-711First published online October 4, 2010. http://wjn.sagepub.com/content/33/5/690

Dissertations

Linda Riek, DPT, successfully defended her PhD dissertation research entitled “Circuit Resistance Training:  Emphasizing Shoulder Health in Individuals with Paraplegia” on June 29.

June 2011

Honors and Awards

Madeline Schmitt PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita has been appointed to an American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Interprofessional Education.

Joyce A. Smith, MS, RN has been notified that she will receive funding through the SPICE (Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness) Training Program, acareer-development and training component of the UR-CTSI.

The School of Nursing has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The School will receive $150,000 to provide $10,000 scholarships for 15 students entering the School’s Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses during 2011-2012.

Publications

Karch, A. M. (2011). 2012 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Peters, C. (2011). A Work in Progress (collage art). In Dyer, K. Death and the Organ Donor. Hektoen International 3(2). 

Rhee, H., Belyea, M., Hunt, J. & Brasch, J. (2011). Effects of a Peer-Led Asthma Self-Management Program for Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 165(6), 513-519.

Sanftner, J. L., & Tantillo, M. (2011). Body image and eating disorders: A compelling source of shame for women. In R. Dearing & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Sanftner, J.L. & Tantillo, M. (2010). Measuring Perceived Mutuality in Women: Further Validation of the Connection-Disconnection Scale. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health5(4), 344-357. Article first published on line December, 2010.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2010.527785

Tantillo, M., & Kreipe, R. E. (2011). Improving connections for adolescents across hi-intensity settings for the treatment of eating disorders. In D. Le Grange & James Lock (Eds.). Handbook of assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders (pp. 199-219).  NY: The Guilford Press.

Presentations

Chen, D. Invited by “Statistics.com” to present an online course entitled “Biostatistics in R: Clinical Trial Applications" from May 27 to June 25.

Gelinas, K.J., Carno, M., & Connolly, H.V. (June, 2011). Polysomnographic Diagnosis Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pediatric Vs. Adult Respiratory Rules In Adolescents. Oral presentation. Sleep 2011 Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, MN.

Carno, M. & Connolly, H.V. (June, 2011). Cardiopulmonary Coupling Measures Of Sleep Stability And Sleep Quality In Children With Primary Snoring. Poster presentation. Sleep 2011 Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, MN.

Carno, M. & Connolly, H.V. (June, 2011). Cardiopulmonary Coupling Measures Of Sleep Stability But Not Sleep Quality Improve After Adenotonsillectomy In Overweight And Obese Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Poster presentation. Sleep 2011 Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, MN.

Bhagavatula, G., Chalanick. K., Carno. M., & Connolly, H.V. (June, 2011). Effect Of Age, Gender And Iron Dosing On Symptomatology And Ferritin Levels In Children With Restless Leg Syndrome. Poster presentation. Sleep 2011 Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, MN.

Jungquist, C. (June, 2011). Validation of the Sleep Disorders Screening Questionnaire. Poster presentation. Also interviewed by Christopher S. Ontiveros, PhD of Asante Communications about her validation study as well as her previously published studies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Patients with Chronic Pain. Associated Professional Sleep Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. Video-taped interview available on SleepClinician.com

Schmitt, M.  (June, 2011). Participant and presenter on the origins of the new report: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Association of American Colleges Leadership Forum. Arlington, VA.

Schmitt, M. (June, 2011). One of three panelists who presented at the National Health Policy Forum: Team-based Care Takes Training: The Push for Interprofessional Education. Washington, DC.

Quinn, J.R., Tucker, R., Chen, L., Brasch, J., Smith, J.A., & Chen, D.G. (May, 2011). Comparing Perceptions of Chronic Heart Failure Patients’ Health Status Prior to Hospitalization by Patients and Family Caregivers/Significant Others. Poster presentation. Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Scientific Sessions. Washington, D.C.

Schmitt, M. (May, 2011). Core competencies for interprofessional practice and care coordination. (Invited). NY Academy of Medicine conference: Inter-professional care coordination: Looking to the future. New York, NY.     

Schmitt, M. (May, 2011). Interprofessional Education Competencies (Invited). American Physical Therapy Association annual meeting. Interprofessional Education, All Aboard! Pre-Conference Workshop. National Harbor, MD.

Dissertations

Linda Riek will present her PhD dissertation study entitled “Circuit Resistance Training:  Emphasizing Shoulder Health in Individuals with Paraplegia” on Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00am in Room HWH 1W-502.

Rebecca Tucker successfully defended her PhD dissertation proposal entitled “Comparison of  Perception of Patient Health Status between Heart Failure Patients and their Designated Family Caregivers/Significant Others” on Friday, June 3. Her advisor is Jill Quinn, PhD, RN, CS-ANP, FAHA, FNAP, FAANP.

DNP Capstone Projects

Linda Riek, DPT, successfully defended her PhD dissertation research entitled “Circuit Resistance Training:  Emphasizing Shoulder Health in Individuals with Paraplegia” on June 29.

Linda Andreessen, MS, ANP-BC successfully defended her Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project Defense entitled “Preventing Hospital Acquired Urinary Tract Infections – The Bundle Approach” on Wednesday, June 22.

Linda Andreessen, MS, ANP-BC will present her Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project Defense entitled “Preventing Hospital Acquired Urinary Tract Infections – The Bundle Approach” on Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00am in the Brody Conference Room, HWH 3W-301.

May 2011

Honors and Awards

Margaret-Ann Carno PhD, MBA, RN, CPNP,D, ABSM, FNAP has been appointed to the Education Committee of the American Thoracic Society for the 2011 – 2012 year.  

Martin Schiavenato PhD, RN received the third place award in the Mark Ain Business Model Competition at the University of Rochester for supervising a student entry with Laurel Carney.

Martin Schiavenato PhD, RN received the first place award in the Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition at the University of Rochester for supervising a student entry with Laurel Carney.

The following awards were presented at the 2011 End of Year School of Nursing Celebration on May 10.

Faculty Award Winners:

Professional Advancement Award  - Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN and Mary H. Wilde, PhD, RN

Promising New Investigator – Christina Koulouglioti, PhD, RN

Outstanding Faculty Colleague – Elizabeth Palermo, MS, APRN-BC, CCRN, RN and Robert Cole, PhD

Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner – Holly Brown, MS, RN, NPP, CS

Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award – Leann Patel, MSN, RN

Staff Award Winners:

Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Staff Award - Michael Fisher

Outstanding Staff Member Award – Tammy Terrana

Outstanding Staff Colleague Award – Carol Leighton

Jane M. DeLuca, PhD, RN was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Dissertation Award for 2011 at the luncheon/award ceremony on May 12th. 

Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN, PNP was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Dissertation Award for 2011 at the luncheon/award ceremony on May 12th.

Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN, PNP, received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Research and Evidence Based Practice Award which was presented at the 2011 National Nurses’ Week Award Ceremony on May 9th.

Irene Dutko-Fioravanti, RNC, MS, PNP, M.Ed received the 2011 Continuing Education/Professional Development Award which was presented at the 2011 National Nurses’ Week Award Ceremony on May 9th.

Michael H. Ackerman, RN, DNS, APRN-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP was selected to receive the 2011 AACN Circle of Excellence Award and will become a permanent member of the AACN Circle of Excellence Society.

Gail L. Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNAP received the Mary Ester Clark Pioneer in Nursing Award on May 9, 2011 as part of Nursing Practice National Nurses’ Week. 

Publications

Meng, H., Liebel, D., Wamsley, B.R. (2011). Body Mass Index and the impact of a health promotion intervention on health services use and expenditures. Journal of Aging and Health. 23(4), 743-763.

The publications of three SON faculty members were celebrated on Thursday, May 5th at the Provost’s 4th Annual Celebration of the Book.

  • Co-authors: Karl E. Peace & Ding-Geng (Din) Chen – Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Author: Amy M. Karch – 2011 Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Guide
  • Co-authors: Bethel Ann Powers & Thomas R. Knapp – Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research

This annual event recognizes all UR faculty and staff members who have authored a book or its equivalent within the past year (May 1 – April 30).

Pearson, T.A., Fogg, T.T., Bennett, N., Kieburtz, K., Kitzman, H., Moxley, R., & Puzas, E. (2010). Building Capacity Across the Spectrum of Research Translation: Centers of Excellence within the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute. CTS - Clinical and Translational Science. 

Presentations

Schiavenato,M. (May,2011). Procedures in the NICU infant: Is there a best time for a scheduled intervention?Invited, Podium. The 8th Annual Neonatal Nursing Symposium; The Children’s Hospitalof Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.

Ingersoll, G. L. (May, 2011). QA/QI Data in Research in Relation to Nursing. Paper presentation. American Thoracic Society Conference. Denver, CO.

Bingham, K.W., Friedman, S.M., Menzies, I.B., Mendelson, D.A., Kates, S.L. (May, 2011). Hospital readmission after a hip fracture.  Poster presentation. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, B110. National Harbor, MD.

Bingham, K.W., Menzies, I.B., Kates, S.L. (May, 2011). 30 day hospital readmission diagnoses after hip fracture.  Poster presentation. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, B113. National Harbor, MD.

Christensen, J., & Stough-Huffman, C. (May, 2011). Walking the Talk of Community-Based Participatory Research. Podium presentation. CU Expo 2011: Community-University Partnerships. Waterloo Region, Ontario, CA.

Friedman, S.M., Menzies, I.B., Bingham, K.W., Mendelson, D.M., Kates, S.L.  (May, 2011). Predictors of failure to return to baseline function and mobility in a Geriatric Fracture Center. Poster presentation. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, B107. National Harbor, MD.

Dissertations

Laurie Kopin, MS, EdD successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “An Examination of Health Promotion Services for College Students” on May 21 at the University of Rochester Warner School of Education and Human Development. Her degree was earned in Educational Administration with a concentration in Higher Education.

Rebecca Tucker will present her proposed dissertation research entitled “Comparison of  Perception of Patient Health Status between Heart Failure Patients and their Designated Family Caregivers/Significant Others” on Friday, June 3 at 10:00am in Room HWH 3-301.

April 2011

Honors and Awards

Susan Lowey, MS, RN, CHN, BC has been selected as a 2011-2013 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow. Bethel Powers, RN, PhD and Ying Xue, DNSc, RN will serve as Dr. Lowey's mentors for the Fellowship. 

Mary Tantillo, PhD, RN, CS, FAED was selected as the recipient of this year’s Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) Research Award. The award was presented at the ACC Convention in New Orleans on March 24.

Publications

Powers, B.A., Norton, S.A., Schmitt, M.H., Quill, T.E., & Metzger, M. Meaning and Practice of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with Life Limiting Illnesses.Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2011, Article ID 406164, 8 pages, 2011. http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/jar/2011/406164/

Presentations

Wilde, M. H., Brasch, J., & Zhang, Y. (April, 2011). Design Issues and Obstacles for Everyday Use of Intermittent Urinary Catheters. Poster Session. Simon Foundation Innovating for Continence Conference: The Engineering Challenge. Chicago, IL.

Andolina, E. (April, 2011). Nuts and Bolts of Recruiting. Presentation. Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals. AACN Network Group Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Andolina, E. (April, 2011). Academic Progression: Know Your Options. Panel presentation. National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention. Salt Lake City, UT.

Olsan, T.H., Gillespie, S.M, Karuza J., Katz P.R., Stewart, R.P. Sud, C.T., & Evinger, J. (March, 2011). A model for collaborative quality improvement in rural nursing homes. Poster Session. American Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Schmitt, M. (April, 2011). The Big Picture of Interprofessional Education. Invited presentation. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. 

Schmitt, M. (April, 2011). The Big Picture of Interprofessional Education. Invited presentation. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Sud, C.T., Karuza J., Olsan, T.H, Gillespie, S.M, Katz, P. (March, 2011). Organizational culture as a dimension of quality improvement in rural nursing homes. Poster Session. American Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Sweet, R., Tourje, N., Biuso, J., Olsan, T. (March, 2011). Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations by improving residents' transitions to the nursing home. Poster Session. American Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Schmitt, M. (April, 2011). Interprofessional Education: National Perspectives on Local Efforts. Invited consultation and presentation. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.

The following indicates corrected authorship and names for an item listed in the April 5 newsletter:

Shang, J., Xue, Y., Aiken, L. H. (March, 2011). Supplemental Nurses (SRN), their reasons and perceptions as a SRN. Podium Presentation. Eastern Nursing Research Society 2011 Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

At the Eastern Nursing Research Society annual conference in Philadelphia, the following presentations were made by URSON faculty and students:

Barbel, P. A. (March, 2011). The social networks of foster parents. Poster, ENRS 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA.

DeLuca, J. M. (March, 2011). “We were furiously looking on the internet to find out what this is!” Parents’ internet use during expanded newborn screening evaluations. Paper, ENRS 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA.

Kearney, M.H. (March, 2011). Nurse leaders in ENRS CTSIs. Panel presentation, ENRS 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA.

Lowey, S. E. (March, 2011). Care preferences of home care patients with end-stage cardiac and respiratory illnesses. Paper, ENRS 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA. Awarded 3rd prize for Best Doctoral Student Paper.

Shang, J., Aiken, L, & Xue, X. (March, 2011). Supplemental nurses (SRNs): Their reasons and perceptions of working as a SRN. Paper, ENRS 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA.

Dissertations

Pamela C. Smith, EdD, RN, ANP successfully defended her dissertation entitled “A Study Examining Professional Development Socialization and the Process of Role Transition to Identify the Personal Self for Students Who Have Successfully Completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009” on May 10th.

Susan Blaakman, MS, RN, NPP-BC will present her PhD dissertation entitled “Self-Determination Theory and Caregiver Smoking Bans for Asthmatic Children” on Friday, April 15, at 11:00am in Room HWH 3W-301.

Susan Lowey, MS, RN, CHN, BC will present her dissertation research entitled “Care Preferences of Individuals Living with Advanced Cardiac and Respiratory Illness” on Wednesday, April 13, at 1:00pm in Room HWH 1W-501.

Christine Boev, RN, MSN, CCRN will present her PhD dissertation defense entitled “The Relationship Between Nurses’ Perception of Work Environment and Nurse-sensitive Patient Outcomes in Adult Critical Care” on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:00am in Room HWH 1W-509.

Susan Blaakman, MS, RN, NPP-BC successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “Self-Determination Theory and Caregiver Smoking Bans for Asthmatic Children” on April 15, 2011.
Her advisor was Daryl L. Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP.

Christine Boev, RN, MSN, CCRN successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Relationship Between Nurses’ Perception of Work Environment and Nurse-sensitive Patient Outcomes in Adult Critical Care” on April 6, 2011. Her advisor was Gail L. Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNAP.

Susan Lowey, MS, RN, CHN, BC successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “Care Preferences of Individuals Living with Advanced Cardiac and Respiratory Illness” on April 13, 2011. Her advisor was Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN. 

Penny S. Martin, MS, RN, NP successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “A Cross-Over Study to Investigate the Use of Natural Landscape Photographs with Particular Content and Pattern to Reduce Agitation in Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer’s Dementia” on April 12, 2011. Her advisor was Nancy M. Watson, RN, PhD, FGSA.

Panel Discussions

Madeline Schmitt, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita served as both a respondent to questions and Chair of the Expert Panel that produced the report entitled “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an Expert Panel” sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative in Washington, D.C.

March 2011

Publications

Powers, B.A. & Watson, N.M. (2011). Spiritual nurturance and support for nursing home residents with dementia. Dementia: The international journal of social research and practice, 10(1), 59-80.

Wilde, M. H. , Brasch, J., & Zhang, Y. (Feb. 2011, electronic early online).  A qualitative descriptive study of self management issues in people with long-term intermittent urinary catheters. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010. 05583.x

Olsan, T.H., Gillespie, S.M., Karuza, J., Katz, P.R., Stewart,R.P., Sud, C.T., & Evinger, J. (2011). A model for collaborative quality improvement in rural nursing homes (Abstract). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12, B3.

Sud, C.T., Karuza, J. Olsan, T.H., Gillespie, S.M., Katz, P.(2011). Organizational culture as a dimension of quality improvement in rural nursing homes (Abstract). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12,B18-B19.

Sweet, R., Tourje, N., Biuso, J., Olsan, T. (2011). Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations by improving residents' transitions to the nursing home (Abstract). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12,B22.

Powers, B.A. & Knapp, T.R. (2011). Dictionary of nursing theory and research, Fourth Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Company. Foreword by Afaf Meleis PhD, DrPS (Hon), FAAN, Professor and Dean, University of Pennsylvania School ofNursing.  With special thanks and acknowledgements to Mary Dombeck,Maggie Kearney, GailIngersoll, Jeanne Grace, Sue Groth, and Rita D'Aoust.

Cited publications by SON authors (*window: 2009 to mid-2010):
Anson, Brasch, Carno, Cole, Grace, Groth, Ingersoll, Jungquist, Kearney, Kitzman, Koulouglioti, Liebel, McMahon, Norton, Parker, Peterson-Sweeney, Powers, Rhee, Schiavenato, Sharp, Watson, Wilde, Yoos.

Presentations

Gillespie, S. M. & Olsan, T. (March, 2011). Advancing Nursing Home Quality: Strategies for Improving Resident Care through a Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative. Podium presentation. Visiting Professor Lecture Series. Baycrest, Toronto, Canada.

Powers, B.A. (March, 2011). Nursing home residents with dementia and the palliative care umbrella. Invited faculty podium presentation. The First National Palliative Care Summit. Philadelphia, PA.

February 2011

Grant Awards

Jeanne Grace RN, PhD is in Thailand on a Fulbright SeniorSpecialist Project from the end of January to the beginning of March, teaching short courses to IRB board members in Bangkok (Mahidol University), Khon Kaenand Chiang Mai, and also extending her previous work on evidence-based practice with the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University,Bangkok.

Olsan, T., Gillespie, S., Karuza, J., Katz, P. A RuralCollaboration to Reduce Nursing Home Residents' Avoidable Hospitalizations.AMDA Foundation/Pfizer QI Awards.

Publications

Grace, J. (2011).  Qualitative research: Using"soft" evidence to solve hard clinical problems.  AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(1), 89-92.

Presentations

Andolina, E. (February, 2011). Nursing as a Career.Presentation at Spelman College 40th Anniversary Health Careers Program. Sponsored by Spelman College. Atlanta, GA.

Grace, J. (February, 2011). Presented guest lectures in theHuman Research Ethics and Committee Administration Training Course at Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand as part of the Fulbright Senior Specialists Project grant.

Schmitt, M. (February, 2011). Chair of a national Expert Panel charged by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative [AACN, AACOM, AACP,ADEA, AAMC, ASPH] with developing a core competency set for interprofessional collaborative practice, facilitated a Panel presentation about this work at the HRSA invitational conference "Team-based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education into Clinical Practice." The Conference wasco-sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. Washington, D.C.

Grace, J. (February, 2011). Ethical Issues in Graduate Studies. Keynote speech. 20th National Graduate Research Conference hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand.

DNP Capstone Projects

Linda Andreessen, MS, ANP-BC successfully defended her DNP capstone project proposal entitled "Putting It All Together – the BundleApproach."

Carolanne Bianchi, MS, RN, MBA, ANP, CRRN successfully defended her DNP capstone project proposal entitled "Walking Hospitalized Older Adults" on February 7, 2011.

Pam White, RN, MS, MLS successfully defended her DNP capstone project proposal entitled "Evaluating the Impact of eRecord on NursingPractice and Patient Outcomes" on February 8, 2011.

January 2011

Publications

Kopin, L.A., Artinian, N., Burke, L. (2010). Interventions to Promote Physical Activity and Dietary Lifestyle Changes for Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction in Adults: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. American Heart Association Prevention Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. Circulation. 122(4), 406-41. Epub 2010 July 12.

Kopin, L.A., Sheridan, S.L., Viera, A.J., et al. (2010).The Effect of Giving Global Coronary Risk Information to Adults: A Systematic Review. Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network Work Group on Global Coronary Heart Disease Risk. Archives of Internal Medicine. 170(3), 230-9.

Kopin, L.A., Lowenstein, C. J. (2010). In the Clinic -Dyslipidemia. Annals of Internal Medicine. 153(3), ITC21.

Broome, M.E., Dougherty, M., Freda, M.C., Kearney, M.H.,& Baggs, J. G. (2010). Ethical concerns of nursing journal reviewers: An international survey. Nursing Ethics, 17, 741-748.

McMahon, J. M., Morrow, K. M., Weeks, M., Morrison-Beedy,D., & Coyle, A. (2011). Potential impact of vaginal microbicides on HIV risk among women with
primary heterosexual partners. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22(1), 9-16.

Powers, B.A. (2011). (Chapter 6) Critically appraising qualitative evidence for clinical decision making; (Chapter 18) Generating evidence through qualitative research; (Appendix C) Walking the walk and talking the talk: An appraisal guide for qualitative evidence. In B.M. Melnyk& E. Fineout-Overholt (Eds.) Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare (2nd ed.). Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Presentations

Blake, D., Lemay, C., Kearney, M., & Mazor, K.(December, 2010).  Adolescents' preferences for timing of parental involvement in the research assent process. Poster presentation. 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference. San Diego, CA.